Dump Day! – Mama’s Lu
Next on our weekly Wednesday tour of luscious San Gabriel Valley’s dumpling joints (aka Dump Day) is Mama’s Lu. Sis and I immediately appreciated the clean and relatively spacious room. Also, the clear easy to read menu was a plus; no translator needed. Overall comfortable and inviting.
We enjoyed the appropriately named Mama’s Lu; it’s like a homier version of Din Tai Fung. Everything was very good, solid but not knock your socks off. To be fair the competition is fierce in these parts and we have now become quite jaded. Highlights were the String Beans and Green Onion Pancakes. Here’s what we had..
Hot and Sour Soup- Good flavor a bit on the starchy side
String Beans- our favorite, garlicky, salty, dried shrimpy goodness
Green Onion Pancake- Excellent, crispy, chewy, not too oily
Fish Dumplings-very good but we prefer Kingburgs Sole Dumplings
Juicy Pork Dumplings- very good, thicker skin we prefer Din Tai Fungs